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ZDM is one of the oldest mathematics education research journals in publication. The journal surveys, discusses, and builds upon current research and theoretical-based perspectives in mathematics education. In addition, it serves as a forum for critical analysis of issues within the field.

All the papers published in the journal's seven annual themed issues are strictly by invitation. These papers are subject to an internal peer review by selected members from the editorial board as well as an external review by invited experts. The journal targets readers from around the world in mathematics education research who are interested in current developments in the field.

  • Surveys, discusses, and builds upon current research and theoretical-based perspectives in mathematics education
  • Publishes invitation-only papers in seven annual themed issues
  • One of the oldest mathematics education research journals in publication
  • Serves as a forum for critical analysis of issues within the field
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Journal information

  • Gabriele Kaiser
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

72 days
Submission to first decision
237 days
Submission to acceptance
271,445 (2019)

Latest issue

Volume 52

Issue 3, June 2020

Numeracy and vulnerability in adult life

Latest articles

This journal has 82 open access articles

Journal updates

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Current Issues in 2019 and coming issues

    51(1) Whole number arithmetic and its teaching and learning
    Eds.: Xuhua Sun, Hamsa Venkat, Jarmila Novotna, Rongjin Huang

    51(2) Material ecologies of teaching and learning
    Eds.: Elizabeth de Freitas, Nathalie Sinclair, Lulu Healy

    51(3) Identity in Mathematical Education
    Eds.: Mellony Graven, Einat Heyd- Metzuyanim

    51(4) Metacognition in mathematics education
    Ed.: Annemie Desoete

    51(5) Mathematical Evidence and Argument
    Eds.: Andrew Aberdein, Christine Knipping, Maria Alessandra Mariotti
    51(6) 21st Century Skills and STEM Teaching and Learning
    Eds.: Katja Maaß, Michiel Doorman, Vince Geiger, Merrilyn Goos
    51(7) Research on Teaching and Learning in Linear Algebra
    Eds.: Sepideh Stewart, Christine Andrews- Larson, Michelle Zandieh

    Issues in 2020

    52(1) Mathematical word problem solving: Psychological and educational perspectives
    Eds.: Lieven Verschaffel, Stanislaw Schukajlow, Jon Star, Wim Van Dooren

    52 (2) Expertise in developing students' expertise in mathematics  
    Eds.: Fien Depaepe, Lieven Verschaffel and Jon Star

    52 (3) Numeracy and vulnerability in adult life  
    Eds.: Iddo Gal, Anke Grotlüschen and Gabriele Kaiser

    52(4) Research on Early Childhood Mathematics Teaching and Learning
    Eds.: Camilla Björklund, Angelika Kullberg, Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen

    52(5) Online mathematics education and e-learning
    Eds.: Johann Engelbrecht, Salvador Llinares, Marcelo Borba

    52(6) The Role of Mathematicians’ Practice in Mathematics Education Research
    Eds.: Keith Weber, Paul Dawkins

    52(7) Teaching with Digital Technology
    Eds.: Alison Clark-Wilson, Ornella Robutti, Mike Thomas

    Issues in 2021

    53(1) Mathematics Teacher Noticing: Exploring and Expanding the Terrain
    Eds.: Jaguthsing Dindyal, Edna O. Schack, Ban Heng Choy, Miriam G. Sherin

    53(2) Designing and enacting teaching that supports language in mathematics classrooms
    Eds.: Susanne Prediger, Kirstin Erath, Jenni Ingram and Judit Moschkovich

    53(3) Calculus in High School and College Around the World
    Eds.: Patrick Thompson and Guershon Harel

    53(4) Empirical Research on Mathematical Problem Solving and Problem Posing around the World
    Eds.: Peter Liljedahl, Jinfa Cai
    53(5) Implementation and implementability of mathematics educations research 
    Eds.: Boris Koichu, Mario Sánchez Aguilar, Morten Misfeldt
    53(6) Mathematics Textbooks as Instruments for Change"
    Eds.: Sebastian Rezat, Lianghuo Fan and Birgit Pepin

    53(7) Eastern European Mathematics Education in the Decades of Change
    Eds.: Alexander Karp

    Issues in 2022
    54 (1) 
    Mathematical Creativity – State-of-the-art of Empirical Research
    Eds.: Roza Leikin, Bharath Sriraman

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